If you think about it, perhaps none of your joints are as much used as the ones in your arms and hands on a daily basis. Years of use and wear and tear can cause weakness, loss of motion or stiffness.
As we age, most will also develop arthritis that affects these joints. We specialize in hand and wrist conditions and wants to help you gain better mobility.
Some of the hand and wrist conditions we care for include but are not limited to:
Diseases & Conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive wrist movement can place stress on wrists, causing a patient to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a condition in which the wrist and hand succumbs to median nerve damage, which can occur from basic tasks like typing, tennis, photography, or from skills like gripping, sorting, etc. It can lead to weakness, burning, tingling or numbness in the wrist and also pain that feels worse in the evening.
De Quervains Tendonitis
This condition is from overuse and causes swelling and inflammation in the outer tendons behind the thumb. Often stems from repetitive activities, such as rowing, golf, typing, carpenter work, sewing, etc. The person may have stiffness and aching behind the wrist and thumb, especially in the morning and at night.
Tendonitis & Bursitis
These are inflammatory conditions of the soft tissue near muscles and bones. Bursitis specifically involves the small sac that cushions some areas around bones and tendonitis is inflammation in the fibrous tissue that attaches muscles to bones. This can occur in the elbow, hand, wrist or shoulder.
Sprained Wrist or Fingers
You can sprain your wrist or fingers if they get bent beyond their capabilities, or through brunt force, which causes a tear of the connective tissue at the joint. You may experience sudden pain and require a splinter so as not to further bend or damage the finger.
Another overuse condition from extended activities, wrist tendonitis comes from repetitive activities and can cause swelling or inflammation in the wrist tendons.